Category: Empathy

warmth and textures

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warmth and textures
of colorful handmade
afghans and blankets
from Bethesda *

I wonder about the people
who made them
stitch-by-stitch . . .
and why they let them go

perhaps a move from
one home to another
and/or a ministry of love
like prayer shawls

a passing to another Place
perhaps . . .

knowing their art
will warm another
and needing no credit

imagine buying such a gift
for a few dollars
and on sale too

* Bethesda Thrift Shop in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Poem from this site on February 7, 2018

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Photo at Home

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo of plums from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in town, and tiles from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Sheboygan, Wisconsin – August 2017.

Habitat for Humanity “We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.”

Sheboygan ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStores information page at their site.

Posts in this new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature:

Mercy

Mercy and Gratitude

strawberries

coat from a thrift store

Poetry Book by Madeleine L’Engle

Poetry Book by Madeleine L’Engle

A few years ago, Karl and I went to the Richardson Hospice Resale Store in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

I bought A Cry Like a Bell, by Madeleine L’Engle (1987, Harold Shaw Publishers). This book is poetry. Years ago, I read and gave my copy away.

When I saw the book at the resale store, I thought maybe it was now being given back to me – that it would be good to read again. And I plan to read a few poems today.

Richardson Hospice Resale Store

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice “Caring For Our Community Since 2007”

You may also be interested to visit the Madeleine L’Engle Blog.

Posts in this new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature:

Mercy

Mercy and Gratitude

strawberries

coat from a thrift store

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